You Get to know a Lot about Yourself as a Person in India, says South African Opener Dean Elgar 

Led by a new-captain in Quinton De-Knock, South Africa did well to level the three-match T-20 series 1-1. However, the Proteas have suffered a humbling 2-0 defeat in the ongoing three-match Test series, showcasing a below-par performance thus far in the series. 

One of the major reasons for South Africa’s downfall in the series has been their batting. Promising opener Eden Markram failed miserably, even as skipper Du Plessis hasn’t stood up to the expectations. 

Meanwhile, South Africa’s leading run-scorer in the ongoing Test Series, Dean Elgar shared his feeling, on coming to India, calling it a great learning curve. The opener said that one can discover a lot of themselves while being on such a challenging tour.

 “It’s a challenging tour. You get stretched as a person, you get stretched as a cricketer, I think you get to know yourself quite a lot as a person when you come to the smaller places where the hotels are maybe not as good, and you get challenged on the field. It’s always a good learning curve coming to India,” the left-handed Elgar was quoted as saying in Times Of India.

Dean Elgar has been leading run-scorer for South Africa in the series. He played an exceptional 160-run innings off 287 balls in the first test, however, has been on a lean run since then with low scores of 2, 6, and 0.

South Africa have already lost the series, but with World Test Championship in mind, they would want to earn crucial 40 points and display a strong show in the third and final test. 

“Back in the day it was always a bit of a dead rubber game but now with the World Test Championships around, we still have points to play for. We can still get 40 points by following our process against India in the last Test. That’s something we can’t neglect going into this game. There is still a lot to play for,” Elgar added.

“It’s no secret that it’s been a bit of a challenge for all of us. We haven’t played our greatest cricket, consistent cricket. But we are trying to be positive. The senior players are trying to keep the guys motivated. We are still representing our country which is an immensely proud moment for every player. The South African opener added. 

This is the second time Elgar is playing a test series in India. 2015 test series was his maiden test series where he managed to score 137 runs at a dismal average of 19.57. 

“We still motivate everyone within our squad. It has been a challenging few weeks but it’s still not too gloomy for us. We are upbeat, the morale in the camp is still very good.” Elgar elaborated. 



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